News

Nov 2012
Wednesday
7
Central Hudson Advises Customers to Prepare for a Winter Weather System

Click here to read Central Hudson's press release regarding forthcoming weather.


Nov 2012
Wednesday
7
City Snow Restrictions

Parking after Snow Accumulations

It shall be unlawful to place, park or leave any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any public road or street within the corporate limits of the City of Beacon after any fall or accumulation of snow of two inches or more, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or when parking on said public road or street obstructs the removal of snow, unless such vehicle is at all times attended by a person legally capable of operating said vehicle. All vehicles left parked in violation of this Subsection A may be removed at the owner's expense. There shall be no parking in municipal lots within 24 hours of posting of same by the City Administrator. The violation of this provision shall constitute a violation and shall be punished by a fine of $100.

Removing Snow from Sidewalks
Every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground in the City, abutting upon any street, avenue or public place, shall, where such building or lot of ground is within the established limits of the City, as they now exist or hereafter may exist, within 24 hours after the cessation of every fall of snow or the formation of any ice on the sidewalk abutting such building or lot of ground, remove or cause the snow or ice to be removed or cleaned entirely from the sidewalk abutting such building or lot of ground. ROUTES USED BY STUDENTS WALKING TO SCHOOL SHOULD BE CLEARED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. For additional information and laws regarding Snow Removal see the Beacon Code Section 191.12

Throwing Snow in the Road 
It shall be unlawful for any person to blow or place snow or ice onto City of Beacon public streets or roads by mechanical or physical means. The violation of this provision shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense and $250 for the second and subsequent offenses committed within 18 months of the first offense.


Nov 2012
Tuesday
6
Polling Site Changes for Wards 3 & 4

The former polling site at the Memorial Build is CLOSED.

Find your polling site on the Voter Registration Search

POLLING SITES
      St Luke's Church (Rec Center Entrance on Rector St) :: 850 Wolcott Ave [NEW]
        Tompkins Hose Co. (Route 9D Entrance) :: 13 South Ave 
        Rombout School (Gym Entrance) :: 84 Matteawan Rd 
        James V. Forrestal School (Main Entrance) :: 125 Liberty St
       Memorial Building (Teller Ave Entrance) :: 413 Main St  [CLOSED]

WHERE TO VOTE
If you know your ward and election district, then refer to this list for your polling place:

  • WARD 1, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 1, District 2 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 2, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 2, District 2 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 2, District 3 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 3, District 1 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 3, District 2 @ Forrestal School
  • WARD 3, District 3 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 4, District 1 @ St. Luke's Church
  • WARD 4, District 2 @ St. Luke's Church

If you do NOT know your ward and election district, then identify your polling site on the Voter Registration Search.

If you do NOT know your ward and cannot access the Voter Registration Search, then you can locate your residence on this Beacon Ward Map. Each polling area is marked 30-X-Y, where X is the ward number and Y is the election district number.

 


Nov 2012
Monday
5
Get Out and Vote

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012!

WHERE TO VOTE
      Find your polling site on the Voter Registration Search

POLLING SITES
      St Luke's Church (Rec Center Entrance on Rector St) :: 850 Wolcott Ave [NEW]
        Tompkins Hose Co. (Route 9D Entrance) :: 13 South Ave 
        Rombout School (Gym Entrance) :: 84 Matteawan Rd 
        Forrestal School (Main Entrance) :: 125 Liberty St
       Memorial Building (Teller Ave Entrance) :: 413 Main St  [CLOSED]

If you know your ward and election district, then refer to this list for your polling place:

  • WARD 1, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 1, District 2 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 2, District 1 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 2, District 2 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 2, District 3 @ Tompkins Hose
  • WARD 3, District 1 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 3, District 2 @ Forrestal School
  • WARD 3, District 3 @ Rombout School
  • WARD 4, District 1 @ St. Luke's Church
  • WARD 4, District 2 @ St. Luke's Church

If you do NOT know your ward and election district, then identify your polling site on the Voter Registration Search.

If you do NOT know your ward and cannot access the Voter Registration Search, then you can locate your residence on this Beacon Ward Map. Each polling area is marked 30-X-Y, where X is the ward number and Y is the election district number.

POLLING HOURS
Open from 6 AM to 9 PM.

WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?
        Vote 411 Election Information
        Contested races for: 
        US President
        US Senate
        US Congress District 18 [Newly Redistricted!]
        NY Senate District 41
        NY Assembly District 104

DISPLACED VOTERS
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was to issue an executive order allowing voters displaced by the storm to vote using an affidavit ballot at any poll site in New York State. 


Oct 2012
Wednesday
31
Festival of the First Peoples

 The Howland Cultural Center and Miss Vickie's Music announce the Festival of the First Peoples to run between November 2 and November 25, 2012. Click here for an extensive rundown of events.


Oct 2012
Wednesday
31
Halloween in Beacon/Curfew Information

 The city's Halloween celebration will proceed as normal this evening. Curfew information:

The City of Beacon is instituting a curfew on Oct 30th and 31st from 9pm-6am for all individuals under the age of 18. Any individuals age 18 or under will be taken home by the police or brought to the police station for pick up by an adult 21 years or older. In addition Beacon residents who wish to participate in trick-or-treating should leave their outside lights on, and those residents not wishing to participate should leave their outside lights off. We ask that trick-or-treaters respect these rules so that all may have a safe and happy Halloween.
 
Douglas Solomon
Chief of Police

 


Oct 2012
Tuesday
30
Dry Ice & Water Distribution Locations/Times

 

 
The following dry ice and water distribution locations and times have been established for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
 
·         Newburgh Home Depot, 1220 Route 300, Newburgh NY 12550   11 a.m. through 6 p.m. 
 
·         Fishkill Home Depot at the Dutchess Mall, 450 Route 9, Fishill NY 12524  11 a.m. through  6 p.m. 
 
·         Eltings  Corners Central Hudson facility, Corner of Route 299 and South St, Town of Lloyd, 12528 (directly opposite Lowe’s Home Improvement Store)        11  a.m.   through 6 p.m. 
 
·         Accord  Fire Department, 22 Main Street, Accord, NY 12404  12 noon through 6 p.m. 
 
·         Poughkeepsie Home Depot, 3470 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (across from Marist College)   12 noon through  6 p.m.   
 
·         Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock NY 12498  12 noon through 6 p.m.  
 


Oct 2012
Tuesday
30
Dry Ice

Central Hudson will be distributing dry ice in the Home Depot parking lot at the old Dutchess Mall from 11 to 6 today. 


Oct 2012
Tuesday
30
State of Emergency Lifted

The State of Emergency in the City of Beacon has been lifted as of 9:00 a.m., October 30, 2012.  City officials still urge caution due to continued high winds.


Oct 2012
Monday
29
Storm Update

 BEACON, NY- As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in southern New Jersey, The City of Beacon Office of Emergency Management, is urging all residents to stay in their homes and shelter in place. This storm is producing sustained high winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hourwith wind driven rain, which may result in flash flooding of low lying areas.  All residents living in these areas are urged to makepreparations for this possible event.  

Due to the high winds and the possibility of large scale power outage, Effective at 8:00 pm tonight Randy Casale, Mayor of the City of Beacon, has declared a State of Emergency until further notice. We ask that all residents stay off the streets and stay in the safety of their homes until the storm passes.  This is a VERY dangerous storm, City of Beacon Emergency Officials are monitoring the situation closely are prepared to respond. This storm is producing high winds and coupled with the saturated ground, trees and limbs are likely to fall taking down power lines with them.

Please remember that in the event you find wires down, DO NOT APPROACH OR TOUCH the wires, keep at least 30 feet away and dial 911.

In the event you are unable to stay in your home, a shelter has been opened in the City of Beacon High School, located at 101 Matteawan Road. This shelter is a Red Cross Shelter and will be open from 6:00 pm until further notice.

The City of Beacon Office of Emergency Management has an information line and can be reached at (845) 838-5081 for any updates this line is for information only and in the event of an emergency please dial 911. You may also get updates on channel 22 and the web at www.cityofbeacon.org.

The Emergency Management staff will continue to provideupdates as they become available.